2017 Unconference

Art Education Victoria and the Victorian College of the Arts present Unconference | Teacher as Artist. A day of inspiration, collaboration, learning and development.


Morning | Teacher as Artist

Ten exhibiting contemporary Melbourne artists have put their hands up to work with you. They were inspired by their art teachers, now it’s their opportunity to inspire you. You’ll learn exciting new skills, techniques and knowledge for your 2017 classroom. Choose who you want to work with for an immersive three hour workshop at the home of art education, the Victorian College of the Arts.

  1. Jon Cattapan: The Figure | The City | The Landscape
  2. Kate Daw: Text based Art
  3. Elizabeth Gower: Geometries of Pattern Logic
  4. Rafaat Ishak: Intersections | Urban environments through stylised techniques
  5. Richard Lewer: React and Response Drawing
  6. Lewis Miller: Life Drawing
  7. Lisa Radford: Painting the Concept
  8. Kiron Robinson: iPhone Photography
  9. David Sequeira: Colour & Tone
  10. Simone Slee: The Body & Spatial Practice


Afternoon | Hannah Bertram + Design Thinking for your Classroom

Renowned contemporary artist Hannah Bertram will talk about her 2017 exhibition at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery. Hannah’s practice investigates the ambiguity of value, the transformation of worthless materials and the passing of time.

Then take a dive into design thinking and learn how this creative problem solving framework can help you solve the most challenging problems you face in the classroom.


Evening | David Hockney + NGV Friday Nights

Pulling out all the stops, we’re finishing off the day at NGV International with David Hockney: Current. You can dance the night away at NGV Friday Nights with Melbourne art rock icon Olympia and DJ Laila Sakini.

Your ticket includes catering throughout the day. Please note that dinner is not included. Food and drinks are available for purchase at NGV Friday Nights.


How to Register
To register you must choose one artist workshop ticket per person. This ticket gives you access to the whole day at the Victorian College of the Arts and the evening at NGV International. Please think carefully about which artist you wish to work with, as changes cannot be made after you register.

You can register and pay now by card, or pay later by purchase order number or bank transfer.

Art Education Victoria members can enter the promotional code (sent by email) to receive $70 off the full ticket price. If you haven’t received the code please email hello@aev.vic.edu.au

You can become a member of Art Education Victoria here.

Please note that photographs will be taken throughout the day and may be published by Art Education Victoria and partner organisations. If you do not wish to be photographed please let us know on the day.


Artwork in image Blue Conglomerate – Amanda Krantz

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